The St. Louis trio of Fuller play proto-indie pop rock with sly hooks and a dose of satire in its lyrics.
Raphael Maurice, frontman for the alt-folk rock band Miles of Wire, sings songs of disappointment and pain with a raspy, semi-ravaged voice. Offering a sound reminscent of 1980s college-rock, the St. Louis-based band dropped KDHX for a live session.
Bold and bluesy, Kelley Hunt's soulful voice takes control of your senses and doesn't let go. Whether she's belting out a plaintive ballad or romping through the Big Easy, Hunt inspires listeners to sway to her Americana and roots sound.
If ukulele music brings only Don Ho and his Tiny Bubbles to mind, lend an ear to singer-songwriter Victoria Vox's performance on Backroads. You'll likely find yourself one of the "non-uke listeners converted daily" to a voice as crisp and refreshing as a good Sauvignon Blanc--or mondo Mai-Tai.
Folk, film, and farm characterize worlds inhabited by Americana artist Tim Grimm. Hailing from Brown County, Indiana, the self-described singer-songwriter, actor, and hay maker visited Backroads to share his new CD, Holding Up the World, a collection of songs depicting struggle, loss, and yearning.
What's in a name? For American indie-pop band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, not much. Get past the moniker, though, and find a band that delivers fun, fresh music that's full of harmony.
Tory Z Starbuck says his music fuses "Asian/Middle Eastern folk music, African percussion, improvisation, electronic/acoustic 'noise' and Bowie/Eno influenced New Wave." A fixture in St. Louis music, this prolific artist and bandmates Venus Slick, Bruce McLaughlin, Dr. Mabuse and Anthony Englehardt visited the Space Parlour.
Louisville, Kentucky native Pokey LaFarge offers a ragtime blues sound that's finger pickin' good. Attracted to old time music since boyhood, his acoustic songs feature a warm patina of yesteryear and a uniquely Pokey punch--both of which he brought to the Space Parlour for a live performance.
The St. Louis-based Rum Drum Ramblers lay down blues tunes that beg for sittin' on the front porch, enjoying a cold one on a steamy, August night. Since summer is months away, your next best bet is to listen to their live session on The Space Parlour.
Don't confuse the Michael Jonas Band with that pop culture phenomenon bearing the same last name. Followers of the Saint Louis-based Jonas band fancy the brisk fiddlin' and pickin' that the bluegrass and folk trio puts out. Drea welcomed the group for a live performance on the Other One.